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PM opens free textbook distribution programme

PM opens free textbook distribution programme

DHAKA : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday formally inaugurated free textbook distribution programme for the academic year 2017 as the “National Textbook Festival” is set to be celebrated across the country on January 1, reports BSS. The premier opened the free textbook distribution programme by handing over textbooks of primary and secondary levels to students […]


5.5-magnitude quake strikes near Japan’s east coast: USGS

TOKYOA : 5.5-magnitude earthquake hit near Japan’s east coast on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said. The moderate quake hit at a shallow depth of 11 kilometres (6.8 miles), 244 kilometres northeast of Tokyo, just after 5:00 am (2000 GMT), reports BSS. Japan sits at the junction of four tectonic plates and experiences a number […]

Russia-US row

Trump praises Putin amid hacking expulsions

US President-elect Donald Trump has praised Vladimir Putin for not expelling American diplomats, despite a similar move by Washington in response to alleged election interference, reports BBC. Mr Trump tweeted: “Great move on delay – I always knew he was very smart!” Moscow denies any involvement in election-related hacking. But in one of the last […]

Don’t philosophise until you’re rich first: Shah Rukh Khan

Bollywood’s romance king Shah Rukh Khan, who is one of the Bollywood stars in the Forbes list of worlds top 20 highest-paid actors, has said people should make money first and then philosophise. The onscreen ‘King of Romance’ says there’s nothing romantic about being poor, reports Hindustan Times In an interview to GQ India’s January […]


Festive look in Charukala of DU

TBT REPORT For celebrating the birthday anniversary of the pioneer of art education movement in Bangladesh, Shilpacharjya Zainul Abedin, a Zainul Utsab was took place on Faculty of Fine Arts (Charukala). The festival was started on 29th December in organization of Dhaka University. It was the 102nd birth anniversary of the great artist. Cultural Affairs […]

A good start to the New Year 2017

2016 has passed away. The New Year, 2017, has commenced and this occasion cannot be minus the usual behavior that such occasions always trigger in human societies . Humans are naturally inclined in the beginning of a new year to analyse trends in the just ended year and from the same to make likely predictions […]

Central Baghdad blasts kill at least 18: police

BAGHDAD,  – Two bombs exploded in a busy market area in central Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least 18 people and wounding dozens, Iraqi police said, reports BSS. The blasts ripped through shops in the Al-Sinek area, a police colonel said, adding that at least 38 people were wounded. There was no immediate claim of […]


4 dead in small plane crash in western Washington state

SAN FRANCISCO,  – Authorities found the wreckage Friday morning of a small plane that went down the previous night in Western Washington state, killing all four people aboard, reports BSS. The Washington State Department of Transportation, which coordinated the search, said the finding in Jefferson County was made possible by using radar forensics data and […]

Quader for timely construction of Gazipur 4-lane, flyovers

GAZIPUR, -Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today asked engineers and officials concerned with upgradation of Dhaka-Tangail Highway to a four-lane road and construction of flyovers to complete the all development works within the stipulated timeframe as per the work-order, reports BSS. “Try to complete all repair works before the rainy season,” he told […]

Intensified security for smooth celebration of 31st night

DHAKA, -Strengthened security measures will be enforced in the capital and elsewhere across the country for a smooth celebration of the thirty-first night, the last spell of time approaching January 1, 2017, reports BSS. “The whole capital will be brought under security blanket with the deployment of as many as 10,000 members of law enforcement […]

Seven on 8-day fresh remand for PM’s flight glitch

DHAKA,  – A court here yesterday placed eight-day remand to each of seven Biman officials in connection with a case filed for a glitch in Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s special flight on November 27, reports BSS. Lawyers and court officials said Metropolitan Magistrate Wayezkuruni Khan Chowdhury passed the order after Mahbub Alam, inspector of Counter […]

Ferry service resumes on Shimulia-Kawrakandi route

MUNSHIGANJ,  – The ferry service on Shimulia-Kawrakandi route resumed this morning after six-hour suspension due to thick fog on the route, reports BSS. Manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) of Shimulia Giasuddin Patwary said the ferry movement was suspended from 3.30 am due to poor visibility. About 500 vehicles, including buses, trucks and […]

N’ganj proves polls can be held under party govt.: Shajahan

DHAKA, -Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan yesterday said election in Narayanganj has proved that neutral polls could be held under a party government, reports BSS. The minister was speaking at a seminar on the premises of Dhaka Reporters Unity on the achievements of Bangladesh in the past 45 years. The seminar was organized by the Coordination […]

Intensified security for smooth celebration of 31st night

DHAKA, -Strengthened security measures will be enforced in the capital and elsewhere across the country for a smooth celebration of the thirty-first night, the last spell of time approaching January 1, 2017, reports BSS. “The whole capital will be brought under security blanket with the deployment of as many as 10,000 members of law enforcement […]

Hanif urges BNP to avoid ‘imprudent’ politics

DHAKA,  – Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbub-ul Alam Hanif yesterday called upon BNP to take preparation for the next general election in 2019 leaving ‘imprudent’ politics, reports BSS. “BNP will not survive if the party does not participate in the next general election,” he told a joint meeting of Dhaka South City Awami League […]

Jatiya Press Club election tomorrow

DHAKA, – Jatiya Press Club (JPC) managing committee election will be held on the club premises in the city today, reports BSS. The biennial general meeting of JPC was held at club auditorium today. JPC President Shafiqur Rahman presided over the meeting while Vice-President Manzurul Ahsan Bulbul conducted it. JPC General Secretary Quamrul Islam Chowdhury […]

30 held on various charges in Satkhira

SATKHIRA, – Police, in special drives from Friday night to this morning, arrested 30 accused on various charges from seven upazilas of the district, reports BSS. Sources with the district police said they were picked up from different areas of the district. During the drives, Satkhira Sadar police arrested 10 people with 38 bottles of […]

Cost-free health camp in Munshiganj

MUNSHIGANJ, -A day-long free of cost health camp and medicine distribution programme was held at the house of Professor Dr Mohammad Jahangir Alam in Sadar upazila of the district on Friday, reports BSS. The health camp was organized with the cooperation of Bangladesh National Medical College Hospital and Dhaka Medical College and Hospital. Professor Dr […]

Road accident kills two in Panchagarh

PANCHAGARH, – Two motorcycle riders were killed in a road accident on the Panchagarh-Tetulia highway in Helipad area under Sadar upazila of the district on Friday night, reports BSS. The deceased were identified as Abdul Majid, 35, son of Dabirul Islam of Koeatpara village in the district and Irfan Ali, 40, hailed from Dinajpur district. […]

One held with 6,000 Yaba in C’nawabganj

CHAPAINAWABGANJ, – Police of Chapainawabganj sadar thana arrested an alleged illegal drug trader with 6,000 pieces of Yaba tablets from Jorabakultala area under Moharajpur union of Chapainawabganj sadar upazila last night, reports BSS. The arrested was identified as Md Sohel Rana Mobin, 22, son of Md Kutubul Islam of the aforesaid area. Police said, acting […]

Football: China set to shatter transfer records

BEIJING,  – “Biggest”, “hugest”, “most ever”. Analysts are piling up the superlatives as China prepares to splash out astronomical sums for footballing talent during the winter transfer window in deals that analysts say involve more money than sense, reports BSS. Last year Chinese teams broke the Asian transfer record four times in an acquisition spree […]

Matlab High School to celebrate centenary on Sunday

CHANDPUR,  – Matlabgonj JB High School is set to celebrate its 100th anniversary with pomp and grandeur on the day of English New Year, Sunday at Matlab upazila here, reports BSS. Matlab JB High School Old Students Association, Dhaka (MOSA) will host the celebration as thousands of former students of the school are expected to […]

Noor opens three-day ‘Zainul Utsab’

DHAKA,  – Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor today opened a three-day ‘Zainul Utsab’ at Dhaka University campus urging all to uphold non-communal spirit and country’s history and culture, reports BSS. Recalling the life and works of Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin, the minister said his contribution to the field of art, has placed the country’s art at […]

Pokemon Go, Trump top Google trend list

WASHINGTON,  – The past year was a big one for Donald Trump, but also for Pokemon Go, reports BSS. According to Google’s global trends report released Wednesday, the augmented reality game from Nintendo was the most-searched item online in 2016. Trump was number three among the most-searched topics for the year, behind the iPhone 7 […]